(Shelton, Connecticut--June 20, 2013) According to Peter Norton, founder and DP of RumJungle Media, Inc., an award-winning ENG/field production company, you’re only as good as your last job. That’s why, for the past 21 years, he has selected only the best gear to help him deliver the high-quality results his clients demand, including batteries and supplemental equipment from Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video, film and healthcare technology industries.
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Norton came to the United States in 1990. He founded RumJungle Media in 1992 and grew it over the years from a one-man Sony BVP70is Betacam operation into a highly successful ENG/field production company with a specialized emphasis on visual storytelling. Now providing everything from HD/SD camera crews, producers and PAs to live HD/SD broadcasts with the company’s DSNG satellite truck, RumJungle Media crews can be found traveling to the extremes, including the frigid North Pole and searing heat of Australia’s Outback. “In the past year alone, we’ve been out on boats and snowmobiles, filmed through hurricanes, covered the elections, Moore, OK tornado and Boston bombings, among countless other events,” says Norton. “Due to the fact that we often cover natural disasters it’s paramount to have dependable equipment when infrastructures are down. While I know there are other battery and portable power companies out there, to me, they’re knockoffs. We choose Anton/Bauer because it is a part of why we are successful to-date.”
Utilizing high-definition cameras, such as Panasonic’s AJ-HPX2000 P2 HD/SD or Sony’s PDW-F800 XDCam, among others, Norton puts his trust in Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC® HC
and DIONIC HCX
batteries to keep them powered up during shooting. “When time is of the essence, you have to minimize risk as much as possible,” says Norton. “These batteries guarantee that power is one less thing we have to worry about while in the midst of production. In this market, we get to pick and choose our rigs, and we’ve stayed with Anton/Bauer and continue to grow with them onboard.”
Photo Credits: RumJungle Media, Inc.
Part of the company’s Logic Series® batteries, the DIONIC HC offers 91Wh and is suitable for powering high-current applications in a lightweight package. In addition, the DIONIC HCX is a 124Wh capacity battery with the ability to sustain a 10-amp draw, and run a 40-watt camera with a 20-watt light for two hours. Transported conveniently as carry-on luggage without restrictions, the DIONIC HC and DIONIC HCX are the perfect batteries for shooting on location. Working closely with leading cell manufacturers, the HC series incorporates high-capacity cells offering continuous 10 amps of power draw. To ensure maximum cell protection and performance integrity, a special honeycomb cell pack design protects the cells. An enhanced RealTime® display indicates both fuel gauge and remaining run-time data simultaneously. The display incorporates readouts of hours, minutes and remaining capacity, making battery change decisions quick and easy for ENG production.
“We also use the batteries to power our lights and monitors. The Anton/Bauer batteries are our complete power source in the field,” he adds. “Because we often work in uncontrolled circumstances, we appreciate the stability they bring, along with their reliability and dependability. And if we ever do have a question, we know we can go right to Anton/Bauer. They know our history and have spent the time to get to know us and our work—Anton/Bauer has become like family to our growing business.”
For more information, visit http://www.rumjungle.com
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film and healthcare technology industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Spectrum™ Series, Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, HD, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight® 2, ElipZ®, CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit http://www.antonbauer.com
About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Camera Corps, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.
Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.
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